How did you pick your care provider for your pregnancy? Was it the same OB you’ve had for years and years? Did you ask friends? Did you not think about it until you were actually giving birth and finding out that the doctor’s ideas about what you should do were different from your own?
There is a great resource under development called “The Birth Survey,” the goal of which “is to give women a mechanism that can be used to share information about maternity care practices in their community while at the same time providing practitioners and institutions feedback for quality of care improvement efforts.” In simpler terms, it’s an online survey that any woman who has given birth in the last three years can fill out to give feedback about her provider.
I urge you to take a few minutes to take the survey. With more input, more women will be able to make informed choices about the care they receive during pregnancy and birth.